Is this possible?

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  1. Bear-

    Bear- Member

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    My Dad's good friend is a Naval Academy Graduate, and he said that if you get appointed to a different Service Academy and you want to switch and there is someone else who wants to you can do this. Is that possible?
     
  2. navy2016

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    Technically yes... called cross commissioning. As for switching/trading appointments...no.

    However, it is very difficult to cross commission (like, 0-5 people a year) and not always possible. Therefore, apply only to the academies you are interested in
     
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    There were one or two from CGA 2012 who wanted to cross commission and were denied.

    However, there was one mid/grad from USNA who did cross commission into the Coast Guard this year.

    I think that's because a CGA 1/c cadet (with a billet already assigned) left before graduation / commissioning and the CG had an available job to put the mid into.
     
  4. Bear-

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    That's what he was talking about. I'll talk to him again because he seemed pretty convinced.
     
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    Perhaps in the days of yore...when appointments were more of the patronage variety one MoC could negotiate with another for the switch and the academies would turn a blind eye.
     

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